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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 5, 2009 10:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Chicago

Some of these tunes scare me - acoustic Mexicali? The boys covering Imagine (easily one of the most overrated tunes of all time - up there with that piece of excrement from Macca, Hey Jude). Also, second set acoustic then drums/space


(Set 1)
China Cat Sunflower>
Born Cross-Eyed
Built To Last
Pride Of Cucamonga
I Need A Miracle>
Wang Dang Doodle
West LA Fadeaway
Liberty
All Along The Watchtower

(Set 2)
Mexicali Blues (Acoustic)
Into The Mystic (Acoustic)
Peggy-O (Acoustic)
A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall (Acoustic)
Space>
Drums>
Iko Iko
Standing On The Moon>
Going Down The Road Feeling Bad

(Encore)
Imagine
Box Of Rain


Go ahead you Beatles'/John defenders - have at it. Some just can't accept Revolver was the top of the mountain for the group. I happen to prefer John solo stuff over later era Beatles. Cold Turkey would be a hell of a lot better than Imagine(with Warren on lead vocals). Or Joan Osborne guesting on Woman is Nigger of the World

This post was modified by bluedevil on 2009-05-05 17:21:14

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: May 5, 2009 10:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chicago

pretty odd looking setlist there. i just hope Phil was singing Peggy - that is ALWAYS a horrifying experience. Cant say i'd jump at downloading that show - though who knows, could be killer versions of the tunes.

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Poster: Chiklod Date: May 5, 2009 12:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chicago

This was a much better show than the setlist might indicate. The energy from Miracle through Liberty was phenomenal. (One of the best Liberty's I've heard.) The acoustic Mexicali was well jammed, and the Hard Rain was powerfully delivered. Warren's chordwork on Standing on the Moon was Earth shattering (sorry), and GDTRFB is always a crowd pleaser. Jeff Chimenti was a highlight throughout, and Bobby had a great night. Phil, both the way he stood and sounded, made me think of Pete Seeger by the end of Peggy-o. The one down moment, for me at any rate, was All Along the Watchtower. I felt the energy and performance of Liberty would have been a great way to end the first set, some times less is more, and Watchtower seemed out of place. A double encore ending with Box of Rain does bring dark memories to someone from Chicago, but this show took place in Rosemont, which is a little ways northwest. Overall I think Deadheads should be very proud of their band, what I witnessed last night, and heard from Worcester on 4/19, proves that the trip continues, it's just moved on to a new phase of the journey.

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Poster: spacedface Date: May 5, 2009 2:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chicago

>>you Beatles'/John defenders>>

Maybe you're a rich man too.

Happy to be that way.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 5, 2009 2:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chicago

On a different note, has anyone seen the US v Lennon documentary? If so, how is it? I do really want to see it.

Also, I hear Dhani (sp?) Harrison's band is pretty good. Anybody hear them yet?

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 6, 2009 11:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chicago

I loved it...good stuff...compelling...can't for the life of me recall where or how I saw it...I see so much shit it lasts about 24 hrs and is out of my short term CACHE.

My wife is always catching me picking up something saying "oh, we gotta get this!" and she says "you already did, dumbass!"

For Beatles, I like RSoul & Rev best too, overall, BUT have to say Get Back is probably my all time fav song of theirs along with NorWood...those two really do something for me.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: May 5, 2009 10:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chicago

Revolver was the top of the mountain? I dunno man. Rubber soul inspired Brian Wilson to do Pet Sounds, Sgt. Pepper drove him crazy and into seclusion for two decades. Personally I think the White Album was a lot better than Revolver ( not a big sitar fan, is that a real poncho or a Sears poncho? )although that's hardly a group effort. I rather like Let it Be too minus the title song but again that was pretty much them pretending they could still be a group.

I don't think I'd care to hear them cover Imagine though. Especially since Lennon stole the song from Forest Gump and never gave him credit.

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Poster: boltman Date: May 5, 2009 10:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chicago

Love the Zappa reference!

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Poster: staggerleib Date: May 6, 2009 9:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chicago - and the Purple Chick

I could wax rhapsodic on The White Album, with no difficulty. For me, the power of this album is that each band member was going through their own thing. There had been a break prior to the album where all the guys, yes even Ringo, recorded on their own, and ultimately came to Abbey Road with their own ideas more firmly gelled than ever before. They also had a lot of strife within the band for creativity, and affiliation. Don't forget Yoko's influence.

So all this tension added up to an opus that I don't think that they ever achieved before.

I love Revolver, don't get me wrong, but it was certainly far more cohesive. I guess that you could say that about Rubber Soul too.

Do a google search for WhitOlogy

http://www.bootlegzone.com/album.php?name=wr008

It'll open your eyes.

I also recommend any Beatles fan to search for and snag up any Purple Chick remaster collection.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 5, 2009 10:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chicago

I was just poking the hornet's nest. I do think Sgt Peppers owes more to George Martin and not one I listen to. If I chose to put on something, it's usually Revolver or Rubber Soul, although I did enjoy the Naked version of Let It Be when first came out. I just don't reach for the Beatles that often.
Also,Pet Sounds is an album I never reach for, even thought I know it's on all the lists. From all accounts, Paul's show at Coachella was great and Brian Wilson was there. Looks for a free show by him at some point in SF....if it can be worked out. Talks are purportedly underway....

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: May 5, 2009 10:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chicago

I also think Revolver was their best album and never thought the Dead (Grateful or otherwise) did a particularly good job covering any Beatles songs. However your Cold Turkey idea would have been interesting if they tried it in the '70s. I think Donna could have probably done a decent job emulating Yoko's gobbling noises.

The Beatles, it it were a single album, might have been their best. If I reach for any Beatles these days it is usually the Get Back album which is just the bootleg version of the naked Let It Be one with a little more stuff.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: May 5, 2009 11:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chicago

I actually put on some Beatles last weekend. i think it was Rubber Soul and Help ( I fit both albums on one disc ). These days I tend to favor their earlier to mid stuff like Hard Days Night, 4 sale, Help.

i did have one of the most beautiful outdoor comsmic experiences of my life listening to the White Album so I always will have fond memories of that one.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 5, 2009 10:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chicago - Hey JOTS

Certainly Chicago related:

I am trying to break your bank....

http://www.jambase.com/Articles/17861/Ex-Wilco-Member-Jay-Bennett-Sues-Jeff-Tweedy-for-Royalties

I'm more interested in the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens suing Coldplay (would you want to admit Coldplay stole your song?).

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: May 5, 2009 11:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Chicago - Hey JOTS

50K aint that much although I don't know how well the band sells. I think Tweedy proved he is the genious behind the band however Bennett is given songwriting credit on everything on YHFT ( which I think is probably not completely warranted but it is on there ), so he obviously should receive a portion of every album sold, or rather that the record company sells. I see Bennett having quite a part on Summerteeth and YHFT but I don't see him having that huge of a hand on the others.

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